Donald Trump’s campaign demanded on Tuesday that CNN fire commentator Joe Lockhart for suggesting that the president had a stroke when he was rushed to Walter Reed.
“CNN should fire Joe Lockhart, a lifetime failure who thought it was a great idea for fellow loser Michael Dukakis to put on that stupid helmet, for knowingly pushing a conspiracy theory about President Trump’s health,” said the statement. “If another CNN employee said similar things about Barack Obama they’d be fired immediately, so the same standard should be applied here. That is, of course, unless CNN is complicit in the smear campaign in order to level the playing field against Joe Biden, somebody who truly has lost a step.”
"If another CNN employee said similar things about Barack Obama they’d be fired immediately." pic.twitter.com/4VGzhc4Xmo
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) September 1, 2020
It was reported on Monday that New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt is expected to reveal that the November 2019 Walter Reed visit was to treat a “cerebral event.”
Lockhart claimed that those events were a series of “mini-strokes.”